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Ultrasound therapy uses mechanical energy in the form of sound waves which vibrate tissues at varying frequencies usually at either 1 or 3 MHz depending on the depth of the lesion.
What are the effects of ultrasound therapy and what does it do?
- Thermal and non-thermal depending on the intensity of the power and frequencies used (1 or 3 Mhz) and depth of lesion
- Micro-massage and compression of the cell to increase the permeability of matter and metabolism.
- Stable cavitation is a stable expansion and contraction of gases within the cell
- Acoustic streaming of the cell alters its permeability
- Have a Proinflammatory effect – assists the healing process
- Increases collagen, exudate and fibroblast production around the injury site which is a vital component in healing
What type of injuries is ultrasound therapy used for?
Ultrasound therapy is an ideal modality for acute injuries and chronic injuries, i.e. those that have either have just happened or for those injuries that are long-standing i.e. weeks or months old.
Where is ultrasound therapy used?
Ultrasound is mainly used on tissue with high protein content and is most effective in collagen-rich tissue including scar tissue, for example:
- Cartilage, e.g. knees
- Tendon, e.g. Achilles, biceps, shoulders
- Muscle, e.g. Thigh muscles, Hamstrings or Calves
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